Restaurants With a Lake View
Whether gourmet menus, regional or seasonal fare, or fish fresh from the lake – food lovers are guaranteed to find something to please their palate.

Restaurants With Beautiful Views of Lake Zurich

The restaurants around Lake Zurich do not just offer culinary delights, but also magnificent views of the lake.

Not to be missed during a visit to a restaurant by Lake Zurich are, of course, local fish specialties. Fischer’s Fritz, situated not far from the city, is said to serve the best “Fischknusperli” (pieces of fish fried in batter) far and wide. The Hirschen am See in Meilen or the Restaurant Schützenhaus in Stäfa also treat their guests to first-class fish straight from Lake Zurich.

Anyone keen on trying typical Swiss specialties is recommended a visit to the Sonnengalerie in Küsnacht or the Landgasthof on the Au Peninsular. At the Rössli, near Hurden, guests sit directly on the lake shore in fine weather, while cheese lovers can tuck into their cheese fondue in an ambiance-steeped wine cellar. 

These and many other restaurants situated directly on the water’s edge or with a magnificent view of the lake can be found in the overview below.

Swiss SpecialtiesMediterraneanLunchDinner
The welcoming gourmet restaurant on Lake Zurich pampers its guests with culinary works of art.

Küsnacht
FishInternationalOnline Bookings
Seasonal dishes, lovingly and creatively prepared – pure indulgence with a view of Lake Zurich.

Oberrieden
At this restaurant with a unique, open charcoal grill, fans of tender meat and fish dishes will not go home disappointed. Barbecued meats that are crispy on the outside and juicy and perfectly done on the inside are served, along with house barbecue...

Rüschlikon
BBQFishFondueBrunchLunchDinnerOnline BookingsCoffeeCakes
Welcome to the Villa Sunneschy, the feel-good oasis at Lake Zürich, the most beautiful place by the lake for your events, parties and seminars.

Stäfa
VegetarianZürcher GeschnetzeltesLunchDinner
Simply special, simply good, simply Frohberg.

Stäfa
Zürcher GeschnetzeltesBreakfastBrunchLunchDinner
The amazingly beautiful setting on Lake Zürich with a gorgeous view, outstanding fish cuisine and an inviting summer garden contribute to the attractiveness of this rural inn. The excellent cuisine offers tasty fish from Lake Zürich and specialties...

Au
BBQLunchDinner
The Steakhouse is just the place for fans of meat and seafood from the grill. The atmospheric restaurant offers you plenty of freedom: choose your favorite piece of meat directly at the butcher's counter, watch the grill master at work or help...

Lachen
ItalianMediterranean
“Dolcefarniente” on the lake. The tavern with its idyllic outdoor area directly on the lake is the setting for Italian specialties. Traditional pasta dishes, grilled delicacies and fine wines give you the feeling of being on vacation. The tavern is...

Obermeilen
FishSwiss Specialties
You'll be glad you made the trip to this small, established fish specialty restaurant, with its garden and large indoor room. Come by car, train or boat; we are located right on the lake with a lovely view of the harbor. Full of tradition but up to...

Stäfa
PizzaPastaLunchDinner
Ristorante San Marco offers an Italian ambience with Mediterranean specialties and delicacies. While away the hours on an all-year sun terrace. At Ristorante San Marco you will enjoy your meal in a abslute non smoking ambiance.

Rapperswil
PizzaPastaLunchDinner
A treat for the taste buds in beautiful surroundings and with classy background music.

Rapperswil SG
FishFondue
Restaurant Rössli specializes in fresh fish. In the warmer months, you can indulge in the fish gourmet menu while seated on the lakeside terrace. When it cools down, move inside, where picture windows provide an unobstructed view of Lake Zürich. You...

Hurden
GourmetMediterraneanLunchDinner
A Mediterranean oasis on Lake Zurich. Generously proportioned rooms and nooks tempt you to stay a while. The Hirschen am See Restaurant is an inviting place to relax.

Obermeilen
GourmetBrunchLunchDinner
A unique gastronomic adventure awaits you in the Pur restaurant. The view over Lake Zurich as well as the Lützelau and Ufenau islands is magnificent and makes you want to just stay and enjoy. At the heart of the restaurant are the open kitchen and...

Pfäffikon
InternationalBrunch
This restaurant lies in the middle of the city as well as directly on the lake. With the opening of Quai 61, Zürich now has a restaurant, salon, and bar that extend right over the water. People come here because the fantastic view makes the food...

Zürich
BistroBreakfastBrunchLunchDinnerOnline Bookings
Here visitors can enjoy delicious “Fischchnusperli” and a vacation feeling directly on Lake Zurich.

Zürich
Cuisine
The Ziegel oh lac at the alternative culture center Rote Fabrik is something special. Guests chat, laugh, enjoy fine dining, or simply relax right by the water in a secluded spot under trees surrounded by a converted factory site.

Zürich
GourmetFishSwiss SpecialtiesSushiMediterraneanBrunchLunchDinner
A bar, a restaurant with terraces and the Congress Centre is beautifully located right beside the Lake of Zurich. Seafood and fish have a fixed spot on our menu, our cuisine is a wonderful mix of Mediterranean, traditional, Swiss and Asian. Also...

Zürich
BBQLunchDinner
Bratwurst with potato salad at the Pumpstation at sunset is a must for every visitor to Zürich. The lovely view of Uetliberg mountain and Lake Zürich will persuade you to stay a while. Food choices include grilled items with an attractive selection...

Zürich
FishMediterraneanLunchDinner
Lying directly by and on Lake Zurich, the Fischstube pampers guests with tasty fish specialties.

Zürich
CuisineLunchDinner
We serve good comfort food. Our cordon bleu is very popular along with the pleasantly decorative salads, fresh water fish and the every changing and interesting menu du jour. We offer true, honest and generous hospitality. We will serve you quickly...

Hurden
PizzaPastaMediterranean
The Kiosk has something for everyone: crispy battered fish fresh from the lake, light & airy pizzas from the wood-fired oven, freshly made pasta and hot, spicy curry.

Zürich
MediterraneanInternationalBrunch
Belcanto is located in the Opera House, just a few minutes on foot from Bellevue.

Zürich

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